County Cork Sights

Charles Fort

  • Military Site
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 08/11/2015

Fodor's Review

The British built Charles Fort on the east side of the Bandon River estuary in the late 17th century, after their defeat of the Spanish and Irish forces. One of Europe's best-preserved "star forts" encloses some 12 cliff-top acres and is similar to Fort Ticonderoga in New York State. If the sun is shining, take the footpath from Kinsale signposted Scilly Walk; it winds along the harbor's edge under tall trees and then through the village of Summer Cove.

Sight Information

Address:

3 km (2 miles) east of town, Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland

Phone:

021-477–2263

Sight Details:

  • €4
  • Mid-Mar.–Oct., daily 10–6; Nov.–mid-Mar., daily 10–5

Published 08/11/2015

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